Proposed Amendment of Class C Airspace; El Paso International Airport, TX, 54752-54754 [2016-19556]

Download as PDF 54752 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / Proposed Rules the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA–2016–8844; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–026–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by October 3, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 787–8 airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB530018–00, Issue 001, dated June 7, 2013; Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB250028–00, Issue 001, dated August 1, 2013; and Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205– SB250070–00, Issue 001, dated March 10, 2015. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/furnishings; 53, Fuselage. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the fire block in the video control station and closets, and fire blocking tape in the floor panel opening in the forward and aft main passenger cabin, might be missing on some airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent propagation of a fire in the lower lobe cheek area outboard of a video control station and closet. Such propagation could result in an increased risk of smoke and/or fire propagation into the passenger cabin. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Installation of Fire Block and Fire Blocking Tape, as Applicable Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, do the actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD, as applicable. (1) For airplanes specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB250028–00, Issue 001, dated August 1, 2013: Install fire block in the video control station and closets, as applicable, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB250028–00, Issue 001, dated August 1, 2013. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Aug 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 (2) For airplanes specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB250070–00, Issue 001, dated March 10, 2015: Install fire block in the video control station, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB250070–00, Issue 001, dated March 10, 2015. (3) For airplanes specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB530018–00, Issue 001, dated June 7, 2013: Install fire blocking tape in the floor panel opening in the forward and aft main passenger cabin, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB530018–00, Issue 001, dated June 7, 2013. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. To be approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) For service information that contains steps that are labeled as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (h)(4)(i) and (h)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with the AD. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. (i) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Francis Smith, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety and Environmental Systems Branch, ANM–150S, FAA, Seattle ACO, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 phone: 425–917–6596; fax: 425–917–6590; email: francis.smith@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone: 206– 544–5000, extension 1; fax: 206–766–5680; Internet: https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 5, 2016. Chris L. Spangenberg, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–19487 Filed 8–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–7417; Airspace Docket No. 16–AWA–4] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class C Airspace; El Paso International Airport, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify Class C airspace at El Paso International Airport, El Paso, TX, by removing a cutout from the Class C airspace area that excludes the airspace within a 2-mile radius of West Texas Airport and the airspace beyond an 8mile arc from the El Paso International Airport beginning at the 115° bearing from the airport clockwise to the Rio Grande River. Additionally, this proposal would update the El Paso International Airport geographic coordinates to reflect the current airport reference point (ARP) information in the FAA’s aeronautical database and remove the West Texas Airport and geographic coordinate references from the Class C airspace description. The FAA is proposing this action to enable more efficient operations at El Paso International Airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17AUP1.SGM 17AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / Proposed Rules Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001; telephone: 1 (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2016–7417 and Airspace Docket No. 16–AWA–4 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1(800) 647– 5527), is on the ground floor of the building at the above address. FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.9Z at NARA, call (202) 741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic in the El Paso, TX, area. Authority for This Rulemaking Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2016–7417 and Airspace Docket No. 16– AWA–4) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2016–7417 and Airspace Docket No. 16–AWA–4.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified comment closing date will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would modify terminal airspace as required to Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood Blvd., Fort Worth, TX, 76177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Aug 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 54753 Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.9Z lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify the El Paso International Airport, TX, Class C airspace area. The proposal would remove a cutout and reduced perimeter boundary arc that excludes the airspace within a 2-mile radius of the West Texas Airport and the airspace beyond an 8mile arc from the El Paso International Airport beginning at the 115° bearing from the airport clockwise to the Rio Grande River. These exclusions from the Class C airspace area were established to accommodate operations at West Texas Airport, which was located approximately 9 nautical miles (NM) southeast of El Paso International Airport. The West Texas Airport (renamed Horizon Airport in 2004) is now permanently closed and the property sold for non-aviation uses. Since the original purpose for the exclusions no longer exists, the FAA is proposing to remove the words ‘‘. . . that airspace beyond an 8-mile arc from the El Paso International Airport beginning at the 115° bearing from the airport clockwise to the Rio Grande River, and that airspace within a 2-mile radius of the West Texas Airport, and . . .’’ from the regulatory text. The West Texas Airport and geographic coordinate references would also be removed from the Class C airspace description. These changes would restore the Class C airspace that extends upward from 5,200 feet MSL to 8,000 feet MSL to a standard configuration 10–NM radius boundary southeast of the El Paso International Airport and enhance the management of aircraft operations to and from the airport. Additionally, the FAA would change the exclusion language pertaining to the Class C airspace extending upward from 5,200 feet MSL from ‘‘. . . that airspace within Mexico, and that airspace west of long 106°27′02″ W.’’ to ‘‘. . . that airspace west of long. 106°27′02″ W., and that airspace within Mexico.’’ This change would be editorial for format and clarity to standardize the exclusion E:\FR\FM\17AUP1.SGM 17AUP1 54754 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / Proposed Rules information associated with the Class C airspace surface area and shelf. Lastly, this action would update the El Paso International Airport geographic coordinates to reflect the current ARP information in the FAA’s aeronautical database from ‘‘lat. 31°48′24″ N., long. 106°22′40″ W.’’ to ‘‘lat. 31°48′26″ N., long. 106°22′35″ W.’’ Class C airspace areas are published in paragraph 4000 of FAA Order 7400.9Z, dated August 6, 2015 and effective September 15, 2015, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class C airspace area modification proposed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Paragraph 4000—Subpart C—Class C Airspace * * * * * ASW TX C El Paso International Airport, TX [Amended] El Paso International Airport, TX (Lat. 31°48′26″ N., long. 106°22′35″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 8,000 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the El Paso International Airport, excluding that airspace west of long. 106°27′02″ W., and that airspace within Mexico; and that airspace extending upward from 5,200 feet MSL to and including 8,000 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius of the El Paso International Airport, excluding that airspace west of long. 106°27′02″ W., and that airspace within Mexico. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 10, 2016. M. Randy Willis, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2016–19556 Filed 8–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 1308 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Prohibition of Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Determinations Regarding Certain Plastics This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ 16:15 Aug 16, 2016 § 71.1 [Docket No. CPSC–2016–0017] Environmental Review VerDate Sep<11>2014 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. Jkt 238001 The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children’s toys and child care articles. Based on these determinations, the specified plastics with specified additives would not require third party testing for compliance with the mandatory phthalates prohibitions on children’s toys and child care articles. DATES: Submit comments by October 31, 2016. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2016– 0017, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. The Commission does not accept comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through regulations.gov. The Commission encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above. Written Submissions: Submit written comments by mail/hand delivery/ courier to: Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number. All comments received may be posted without change, including any personal identifiers, contact information, or other personal information provided, to: http:// www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information that you do not want to be available to the public. If furnished at all, such information should be submitted in writing by mail/ hand delivery/courier. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Butturini, Project Manager, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Hwy., Room 814, Bethesda, MD 20814; 301–504–7562: email; rbutturini@ cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: A. Background 1. Third Party Testing and Burden Reduction Section 14(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Act, (CPSA), as amended by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires that manufacturers of products subject to a consumer product safety rule or similar rule, ban, standard, or regulation enforced by the CPSC, must certify that the product complies with all applicable CPSC-enforced requirements. 15 U.S.C. 2063(a). For children’s products, certification must be based on testing conducted by a CPSC-accepted third party conformity assessment body. Id. Public Law 112–28 (August 12, 2011) directed the CPSC to seek comment on ‘‘opportunities to reduce the cost of third party testing E:\FR\FM\17AUP1.SGM 17AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 159 (Wednesday, August 17, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54752-54754]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19556]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-7417; Airspace Docket No. 16-AWA-4]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class C Airspace; El Paso International 
Airport, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify Class C airspace at El Paso 
International Airport, El Paso, TX, by removing a cutout from the Class 
C airspace area that excludes the airspace within a 2-mile radius of 
West Texas Airport and the airspace beyond an 8-mile arc from the El 
Paso International Airport beginning at the 115[deg] bearing from the 
airport clockwise to the Rio Grande River. Additionally, this proposal 
would update the El Paso International Airport geographic coordinates 
to reflect the current airport reference point (ARP) information in the 
FAA's aeronautical database and remove the West Texas Airport and 
geographic coordinate references from the Class C airspace description. 
The FAA is proposing this action to enable more efficient operations at 
El Paso International Airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 17, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building

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Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001; telephone: 1 
(800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2016-7417 and Airspace Docket No. 16-AWA-4 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office between 9:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1(800) 647-5527), is on 
the ground floor of the building at the above address.
    FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and 
subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the 
Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of FAA Order 7400.9Z at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go 
to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations 
and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 
15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy Group, 
Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the 
efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that 
authority as it would modify terminal airspace as required to preserve 
the safe and efficient flow of air traffic in the El Paso, TX, area.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they 
may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2016-7417 and Airspace Docket No. 16-AWA-4) and be submitted in 
triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 
on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, 
stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments 
to FAA Docket No. FAA-2016-7417 and Airspace Docket No. 16-AWA-4.'' The 
postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or before the specified comment 
closing date will be considered before taking action on the proposed 
rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the comment 
closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the office of the Operations Support Group, Central 
Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood Blvd., 
Fort Worth, TX, 76177.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective 
September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.9Z lists 
Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify the El Paso International 
Airport, TX, Class C airspace area. The proposal would remove a cutout 
and reduced perimeter boundary arc that excludes the airspace within a 
2-mile radius of the West Texas Airport and the airspace beyond an 8-
mile arc from the El Paso International Airport beginning at the 
115[deg] bearing from the airport clockwise to the Rio Grande River. 
These exclusions from the Class C airspace area were established to 
accommodate operations at West Texas Airport, which was located 
approximately 9 nautical miles (NM) southeast of El Paso International 
Airport. The West Texas Airport (renamed Horizon Airport in 2004) is 
now permanently closed and the property sold for non-aviation uses. 
Since the original purpose for the exclusions no longer exists, the FAA 
is proposing to remove the words ``. . . that airspace beyond an 8-mile 
arc from the El Paso International Airport beginning at the 115[deg] 
bearing from the airport clockwise to the Rio Grande River, and that 
airspace within a 2-mile radius of the West Texas Airport, and . . .'' 
from the regulatory text. The West Texas Airport and geographic 
coordinate references would also be removed from the Class C airspace 
description. These changes would restore the Class C airspace that 
extends upward from 5,200 feet MSL to 8,000 feet MSL to a standard 
configuration 10-NM radius boundary southeast of the El Paso 
International Airport and enhance the management of aircraft operations 
to and from the airport.
    Additionally, the FAA would change the exclusion language 
pertaining to the Class C airspace extending upward from 5,200 feet MSL 
from ``. . . that airspace within Mexico, and that airspace west of 
long 106[deg]27'02'' W.'' to ``. . . that airspace west of long. 
106[deg]27'02'' W., and that airspace within Mexico.'' This change 
would be editorial for format and clarity to standardize the exclusion

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information associated with the Class C airspace surface area and 
shelf.
    Lastly, this action would update the El Paso International Airport 
geographic coordinates to reflect the current ARP information in the 
FAA's aeronautical database from ``lat. 31[deg]48'24'' N., long. 
106[deg]22'40'' W.'' to ``lat. 31[deg]48'26'' N., long. 106[deg]22'35'' 
W.''
    Class C airspace areas are published in paragraph 4000 of FAA Order 
7400.9Z, dated August 6, 2015 and effective September 15, 2015, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class C airspace area 
modification proposed in this document would be published subsequently 
in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures 
(44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation 
of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. 
Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic 
procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, 
when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

     Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order 
7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 
2015, and effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 4000--Subpart C--Class C Airspace

* * * * *

ASW TX C El Paso International Airport, TX [Amended]

El Paso International Airport, TX
    (Lat. 31[deg]48'26'' N., long. 106[deg]22'35'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
8,000 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the El Paso International 
Airport, excluding that airspace west of long. 106[deg]27'02'' W., 
and that airspace within Mexico; and that airspace extending upward 
from 5,200 feet MSL to and including 8,000 feet MSL within a 10-mile 
radius of the El Paso International Airport, excluding that airspace 
west of long. 106[deg]27'02'' W., and that airspace within Mexico.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 10, 2016.
M. Randy Willis,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2016-19556 Filed 8-16-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P